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Cloudview Farms in Ephrata Washington

Cloudview Farms – Our Favorite New Spot in Ephrata, WA

Fall is one of my favorite times to travel with the family. Leaving Tacoma around 9 a.m., our destination this Saturday morning was the annual…

Saddle Rock

Hiking Saddle Rock in Wenatchee

For sweeping panoramic views of Wenatchee, plan to hike Saddle Rock. Saddle Rock is a city landmark, and is an easily accessible hike that’s just…

Cloudview Farms

Cloudview Farm Fall Fest!

This upcoming Saturday, Oct. 7, Cloudview Farm located in Ephrata will be hosting their annual Fall Fest. From 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. families can…

Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum – The Most Diverse Collection In North America!

Tucked away in an unassuming part of Federal Way, WA and surrounded by a forest, it would be easy to overlook the Pacific Bonsai Museum.…

Wenatchee British Car Show & Shine at Pybus Market

There was a British Car Show Saturday in Wenatchee and we were onsite to take in the sights! Several dozen British cars were on display…

Mount Pilchuck Hike

Washington Hikes – Mount Pilchuck Lookout Hike

Here at Explore Washington State, we’re always interested in finding out about people who are actively exploring new areas of Washington, whether that’s checking out…

Federal Way Washington View of Puget Sound

Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

Federal Way residents are excited to welcome the addition of the Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center to the newly remodeled downtown district as…

Finholm View Climb

Finholm View Climb provides an excellent view of Gig Harbor

The Finholm View Climb provides an excellent view of Gig Harbor, complete with panoramic views of Mount Rainier and the Gig Harbor Marina. Yet sadly,…

Pybus Public Market

Pybus Public Market – A Story of Community, Legacy and the Restoration of an Iconic Landmark

Pybus Public Market – A Story of Community, Legacy and the Restoration of an Iconic Landmark Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee, Washington opened in May…

LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma

LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma

The LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma is one of the coolest places in Washington to see historic cars. If you love history, cars, or both,…

Ohme Gardens -Lower Lawn View

Ohme Gardens – A Journey Through An Evergreen Oasis

During your visit to the Wenatchee Valley, make Ohme Gardens a part of the adventure. This must-see experience will be one that you will enjoy…

Damon Point

Damon Point and Oyhut Wildlife Area

There’s something about getting out into the wilderness that refreshes the mind and the body. A little dirt and fresh air helps us put a…

Skiier

A Visit To Mission Ridge Ski Resort

There’s nothing quite like the view of Washington’s serene snow-clad mountains in winter. If winter is your favorite time to get outside and enjoy the…

Browns Point WA

Browns Point Lighthouse Beach

Children crying because it’s too hot outside? Dad wants to take the motorcycle for a spin? Mom just wants to read her book in the…

Wenatchee AppleSox 2017 Season

Play Ball – Wenatchee AppleSox 2017 Season

Play Ball – Wenatchee AppleSox 2017 Season It’s springtime in Wenatchee and that means it’s baseball season! This year the Wenatchee AppleSox begin their season…

Maple Valley Days 2017

Maple Valley Days 2017

Maple Valley is a city in western Washington state that is best known for an annual festival called “Maple Valley Days.” This festival is celebrated…

Point Defiance Park in Tacoma Washington

Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park in nestled at the end of the scenic Ruston Way Waterwalk in the north end of Tacoma, and is home to three…

port townsend farmers market

Port Townsend Farmers Market

The Port Townsend Farmers Market in Port Townsend, Washington is a local event that you have to visit at least once. Of course, if you…

apple blossom festival in wenatchee wa

Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee, Washington

When spring rolls around in Washington, we all look forward to the advent of warmer weather and the beauty of blooms. In Wenatchee, we anticipate…

Summer Sounds at Skansie 2017

Summer Sounds at Skansie 2017

Note: The summer 2017 Summer Sounds concert series has now ended… we will post the 2018 Summer Sounds at Skansie Park schedule in a separate…

Cat Tales Wildlife Center in Spokane

A Trip to Cat Tales Exotic Wildlife Center

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! My mom, sister,…

Cashmere Canyons Preserves

Hiking at Cashmere Canyons Preserve

It’s not every day that you get to explore a…

liberty lake trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail is a magical, zen…

Yellow Aster Butte near Mount Baker

Hiking Yellow Aster Butte in the Mount Baker Area

There are so many amazing hikes in this state that…

Baker Lake

Hiking The Baker Lake Trail: Build Your Own Adventure

Looking for a hike that incorporates something for everyone to…

Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

Hiking Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

For those who have not spent much time in the…

Paterson Lake

Fishing Patterson Lake In Methow Valley

Most Washingtonians have probably heard of the little tourist town…

Happy Creek Loop Trail

Hiking Happy Creek Loop Trail

The North Cascades Highway produces some of the best hiking…

Sunflower Days at Maris Farms

Spending Sunflower Days at Maris Farms

The changing of the seasons is upon us, and with…

Washington Midsummer Renissance Faire

Spending a Day at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Do you ever dream of days dressing up and going…

View from Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee

Visiting Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee

This summer many are traveling to enjoy the sights of…

Mystery picnic in Ellensburg

Take A Mystery Picnic In Washington State

Mystery Picnic.  Those two words were just too intriguing. The…

Manito Park Spokane

Manito Park Arts Festival in Spokane

Manito Park on Spokane’s South Hill is known throughout our…

dog and lavender

Amazing Dog-Friendly Lavender Farms in Sequim

Located 20 miles east of Olympic National Park, a visit…

douglas falls in colville

Hiking Douglas Falls Nature Loop Trail

If you’re looking for a tucked away, easy hike spent…

Top 5 Lakes to Paddle in Spokane

Top 5 Lakes To Paddle In North Spokane

2020 is the year to explore close to home, and…

snow lake snoqualmie pass

Seven Day Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle

With so many trail options available to the greater Seattle…

mushrooms

Where to Go Mushroom Hunting Near Me? A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Mushrooms in Washington State

So You Think You Can Forage? Thinking about “where to…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

Driving along Interstate-90 through Central Washington yields a myriad of…

Twin Falls

A Hike To Twin Falls

If you want to go chasing waterfalls, but don’t want…